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relevant, and that's where we deal with the great communist power of the day, china. chambers -- this is a passage i like, chambers wrote, "what i had been fell from me like dirty rags. it was not communism, but the materialist modern mind, the shroud of which it spun about the spirit of man, paralyzing the instaipght for the soul of god denying the reality of the soul and birthright on the mystery on which mere knowledge falters and shatters at every step." we now watch the soulless cheese nigh communism party battle chinese christians, buddhists, and believe that if they can only offer a few more apartments or better factory jobs in port cities, that will offer the answer to chinese people's yearnings for freedom. in that sense, everything chambers wrote about communism and its failures is quite applicable, i think. the tougher question, or a tougher question, is the relevance of what he wrote to our struggle today with islamism. here, the other side relies on faith, and our side, especially in europe, seems to rely on materialism. this was a struggle of the human soul, cham
of china selected new leaders, the secretive process produced a new president, l.a. lakers fan married to a rock star. but china's foreign policies are likely to stay the same. number five, moment morsi, islamist group, became president of egypt. as his predecessor, dictator ousted by his people, went on trial from his hospital bed. morsi impressed the west by helping to broker the cease fire that ended an outbreak of warfare between hamas and israel. he then disappointed many by aawarding himself sweeping power s at home, triggering new outbursts in tahrir square. number four, israel and hamas brought fuel on the fiery west in the region. one side firing rockets. for the first time, israel felt vulnerable in jerusalem and tell aaveev. before the big guns of diplomacy helped to broker a cease fire. number three in europe, greece was the problem child that spent too much, saved nothing and threatened to take down the euro. new leadership, pay cuts, higher taxes as their weary government begs for more cash. committing to save the euro. it lives on, but for how long? >> the deadliest mont
: the latest export from china seems to be college students. more and more chinese scholars are attend iting american institutions these days. supporters say it helps the university pay their bills but critics argue this trend has a downside. this holiday, share everything. share "not even close." share "you owe me..." share "just right." the share everything plan. shareable data across 10 devices with uimited talk and text. by htc for $49.99. i heard you guys can ship ground for less than the ups store. that's right. i've learned the only way to get a holiday deal is to camp out. you know we've been open all night. is this a trick to get my spot? [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. save on ground shipping at fedex office. >> harris: the hottest new thing in china seems to be the student, and at a time when student loan debt is greater than credit card debt, schools are increasingly looking overseas for a boost. according to a recent report, college kids from china now make up a quarter of all international students in american universities. the schools claim it helps with thei
, but today in china a man with a knife stabbed 22 children and a teacher in an elementary school in china today, so this is -- the gun violence may be unique to america as far as acting out on our schools, but violence against children, against schools, again, 22 children stabbed in china today. in 2010 28 children and two teachers were stabbed in china, so this level of violence, both in china situations were in elementary schools. we have to deal with the overall concept of violence because it can, obviously, be done with handguns, as we saw today with knives as china was today. >> clint making a very important point that this is not simply about guns and gun control, but a cull toor of violence that is, unfortunately, international. we are expecting a news conference from connecticut state police at 1:00 p.m. eastern. we will bring that to you live ahead, but, first, we are going to get a live update from wnbc's jonathan dietz, more breaking news after the break. [ sniffs ] i have a cold. [ sniffs ] i took dayquil but my nose is still runny. [ male announcer ] truth is, dayquil doesn't
this could mean for children who need loving homes. >> the made in china label is taking on a new meaning for this woman. >>> it's moving closer and will be here in the morning. inches of snow are just to the west. wyatt everhart has been monitoring the situation for days now. when do we expect the snowfall to hit because a lot of people are trying to plan their day. >> expect to wake up to the beginning of the this storm. snow showers just before dawn. most of us start with snow, and then the changeover and then it will move somewhat north. this is going to be throughout the day on saturday. it includes all of our northern count aies. hartford -- counties. hartford down through howard. not to say that areas across to kent island. you will get a few hours of snow in the morning, an inch or two of slush. temperatures now depends where you're looking at. we're below freezing in york. the freeze line will shift south overnight tonight. the storm is already moving to garret county, but the main storm is still well to the west arriving in earnest through the morning hours. so snow showers by d
sought in china just hours before the sandy hook massacre in the allen matter school. and man in china went into a school with a knife and stabbed 22 children. almost all of them but one survived because it was a knife and not a gun. >> it seems obvious, but maybe it is worth saying, a gun is a particular lethal method of damamamama human bodies, not ony d thehee frequenyy di, but also becec in an attack with a gun, a person running in an attack with a gun, it also means other people are less likely to intervene. there are many reasons why an attack with a gun is more lethal than an attack with a knife. and that is why, specifically, strong roles are justified to have on a weapon that is specifically made for killing >> rebecca, we only have a few questions. onlhave many the conceal and carried it, a new law that says students can carry on campus and teachers are afraid of giving students a bad grade. i know you have looked at other countries outside australia. how powerful in australia was the gun lobby? look at the nra. they are hiding their heads right now. their facebook pages down
market, the shanghai composite in china, closed well below the markets opened but here are some names posting solid gains when it comes to the steel world. optimism on china coming back giving the steel sector boost. prices for iron ore hitting a decent high lately, not a bad move, translating to a lot of names in this space for a while it looked like the economy was weakening and now it is coming back. dave: we want to let you know we will throughout this hour ridge you -- give the regular updates on a horrendous shooting in connecticut. that is coming throughout the hour. liz: how about alternative investment? putting money behind a pop culture icon. we are looking at other ways to make money than stocks but what about judy garland? the rights to her tv show are up for auction. did you know the rights and royalties of an investment can return 8% to 11% on average? better than a kick in the head. we have the man who is selling rights that he bought from judy garland's former husband. dave: today is the deadline for states to say if they will set up their own health care exchanges or
game industry. >> and look at this video out of china. what caused a shark aquarium to burst sending shoppers into panic. >> an animal rescue group trying to help an orphanned bob cat with an unusual problem. >> taking a look outside, boy, it looks like holidays are over. look at the commute going into the east bay. this is a mess, a little bit better for the peninsula you know? you've got to be patient out there. ÑsÑs >>> we want to show you incredible video out of china showing a 33 ton shark tank exploding in shanghai. just a huge wave of water just stops on the onlookers. 15 people were injured. none critically. three lemon sharks and dozens of smaller fish died. shanghai officials say cold temperatures and shod yes materials made the glass so brittle. >> trouble here, some scary moments for shoppers in a sacramento mall after reports of gunfire last night. people ran for safety. to started about 5:00 in the afternoon ai. group of 20 teens pushed shoppers and knocked over things creating a lot of noise, sounding like gunfire, sending people scrambling for cover. stores locked d
it may look in a couple of years thanks to the people's republic of china, which has agreed to bankroll one of the biggest and most ambitious developments in the bay area. >> we are going to see a new san francisco neighborhood. >> reporter: with towers as high as 40 stories and parks and business space it's to be the home for about 18 to 20,000 people. it's going to mean two new bridge ramps and ferry service to san francisco. >> it will really be one of the landmarks in san francisco. >> reporter: making this landmark a reality, however, meant going to china for the estimated $700 million. and that means we are going to see another first. >> the china development bank is requiring that a chinese construction company be given the first right to negotiate a general contract agreement. >> reporter: in other words, not only will the chinese government finance the deal, they are going to build it, as well. and the construction unions are going along because it's going to mean thousands of jobs and because the chinese have agreed to hire locally. >> we're very disappointed that we had to go
is owned by pepsico rolling out a brand new pepsi chicken flavored potato chip in china. actually this combo may not be so strange. chicken cooked in cola is common dish in china. lays launch as new flavored chip each year i don't think i would have it. liz: we hope you have a good weekend. >> i'm adam shapiro in for melissa francis. here's what's "money" tonight. the great pork giveaway. the senate is ready to vote on a $60 billion package for hurricane sandy aid but guess where a big chunk is going? long term infrastructure projects. is this going to the people and businesses who desperately need it? >>> plus black box recorders may soon be mandatory in all new cars. a dream for safety regulators and insurance companies but will it leave drivers privacy totalled? we'll explain. >>> party infighting over the fiscal cliff intensifies. one gop congressman is completely breaking rank claiming there is conservative case for raising taxes. he will join us to make his case. because even when they say it's not, it is always about money adam: good afternoon to you. let's take a look at t
. >> reporter: the problem is there are very few options in terms of appropriate action. as you know china sits on the u.n. security council and has blocked efforts in the past to sanction the north korean regime. they are its only ally but a very powerful ally. it is not clear at this time whether china is willing to go along with any u.n. security council recommendations for further punishment of north korea. they are in violation of two significant resolutions but it is unclear what real authority the international community has in terms of punishing north korea further. jenna: interesting tie some of our top stories together. china continues to be a problem in syria. that is our top story of the day. jennifer, we'll continue to watch developments there. jon: watching the crisis in syria, a nation that continues to unravel. there are reports that more than a dozen died in a car bombing, many of them women and children. the state news agency say a car packed with explosives blew up near a school in a neighborhood outside the capital of damascus. we're learning forces loyal to president bashar
today. iphone 58 debuted in china but to tepid demand. ubs also lowered its price target on apple's stock to 700 bucks down from 780 bucks. >>> what goes up must come down. best buy's shares soared yesterday. its founder was offering up to $6 billion to ke it private but best buy says it has prolonged the time frame for an offer until after the holiday season. shares tumbled more than 14%. >>> on to our top story the senate will vote on a $64 billion aid package for superstorm sandy on monday but the cbo says, nine approximately, just nine billion of that spending will be spent overthe next year. to top it off, a ton of the cash is earmarked for long-term infrastructure spending. wi the fiscal cliff looming, the nation's finances already stretched thin, do we really need another pork-laced spending bill? here with more is steve ellis, vice president of taxpayers for common sense. appreciate you being with us in new york city tonight. for instance some of the spending in this pork-ladened bill would provide one millio dollars for trees in cemeteries. $4 million for sand dunes at ke
pretty who did it? that is the scandal. >> who lost china? >> the u.n. votes for palestine as a non-voting observer state. >> progress cannot be made by pressing agree voting button in this hall, nor does passing any resolution to create a state where none exists or change the reality on the ground. >> speaking of susan rice, there she is, the u.n. ambassador to the general assembly voted on thursday by a large amount and to upgrade palestine from its status as an observer entity to an observer state. the united states opposed this, as you just heard from susan rice. why is it a bad idea? >> the united states and israel put intense pressure on abbas and the palestinians not to bring it up, and the palestinians had already decided to bring it up. there is a rule in politics -- when you have the votes, a vote. they have the votes. i believe behind it was an attempt to buttress and support the palestinian authority, which has been eclipsed by hamas, it is strengthening its hand -- into strengthening its hand, that hamas had become the paramount force in the region. >> i believe this is
point to someone in china. john lucas is an internet security expert and the international president of high-tech crime experts. did i get your last anytime right? >> close. megyn: thanks for the clarification. now, he's on his personal computer, but he's on government sort of property doing work for the government on his personal computer, and he's talking to people who still have all the clearances and so on, and why do we believe it was the chinese? >> well, what happens is when the fbi or anybody gets involved and started tracking this back, we're going to trace the ip addresses and the connections that gives you a connection from where the source is coming from. now, i guess they ended up in china, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it could have been someone from china. somebody could have hacked in from another country and started that attack from a chinese server inbound to the u.s. but the fbi's very, very, you know, keen on this stuff, so i'm sure the end source was china. megyn: they say that he not only is he, obviously, the former chairman of the joint chiefs, but th
of santa's route. he follows every new year's. he just was in russia. now he's over the great wall of china. previous to that, he made his way to australia. you can see him flying past the famed opera house there. so he's delivered all of his presents in australia. all of the presents in russia. all the presents in japan, and also south korea, and, of course, now he's busy in china, on his way, of course, over here to the united states. we'll keep you posted. >>> wreaths across america. it's a program that's become part of the healing process for military families around the holidays. today's giving in focus takes a look at a tree farm in maine that helps turn greece into finding peace. >> i know when chris died, we kept thinking about how we were going to remember him. and we kept thinking that his spirit was moving through the trees every time you saw them moving. i seem to be drawn to maine even though i've never lived here. it's pretty amazing. >> we're in the wreath business and have been since 1971. columbia falls is a little town in coastal washington county. the perfect little count
government and it stunned official washington. in china mao tse tung's people's liberation army and shanghai check's nationalist forces on the run the following year, the communists would assume command of the world's most populous nation. 1950 was a particularly eventful year. in january scientists called fuchs surrendered to british authorities admitting he was a nuclear spy the same month a halter hiss was convicted of perjury. the statute of limitations on espionage have inspired and he was sent to jail. in may, the fbi arrested harry gold who identified julius and ethel rosenberg as conspirators in a plot to give nuclear secrets to moscow. in june, north korea invaded south korea and presented the u.s. with a choice, turn back the invasion or allow the communists to secure a key piece on the chessboard of asia. in 1952 whitaker chambers published "witness". which argued that the united states faced a transcendent, not a transitory crisis, was not one of politics or economics but of faith, and secular liberalism, a watered-down version, no wonder the liberals have never forgiven chambers
and found 23 baby snakes. and an 8-foot long mom. china. a set of four rare stamps fetching more than 800,000 bucks at an auction in hong kong. issued in 1968 they incorrectly show a communist china that excludes taiwan. they were almost immediately withdrawn which is why experts say the surviving set is so valuable now and that's a wrap on this fox trip around the world in 80 seconds. well, come on out, it's probably safe to get out of your bunker now. the world has not. what do all those dooms day sayers have to say now? that's coming up. share "not even close." share "you owe me..." share "just right." the share everything plan. shareable data across 10 devices with unlimited talk and text. hurry in for a droid razr m by motorola for $49.99. more to each other to commit -- the thing i expect to happen today apart there from this wonderful gathering is the birth of a new age and hopefully that's going to the new age with new ideas and new thought processes that don't involve destroying the planet on which we live. >> the planet is his goddess. those are the people who make me proud to h
it anymore. he wasn't satisfied with outsourcing thousands of jobs to low wage china when he was on the board of gateway computer. he wants to turn michigan into the same low-wage environment we see in china. >> reporter: as you look at state troopers out here right now, some are equipped with batons. look at their hips. what they have on their hips there are gas masks. you can see some weapons they're carrying. nonlethal weapons that would be used to dispurse the tear gas if it was needed to. as we bring up we heard someone shouting in the background it has been a peaceful demonstration. it has. there was trouble on the first day. eight people were arrested. a little bit of tear gas went out. here in this demonstration, things have been peaceful. nothing more than a lot of people showing up in numbers expressing discontent with the legislature and the speed with this legislation and speed which it moved through the legislature, jenna, mike, we saw a sign behind you. it said there is war on workers in the state of michigan. what is the primary gripe of unions and their members? >> reporter: w
pickpocket. >>> number four, big trouble in communist china. everybody thought one of the most powerful politicians in china party chief boojili was getting rid of crime and corruption till this summer when a court convicted his wife of murdering a british business man and the government accused him of trying to hinder the investigation as well as taking bribes and abusing his power. now he's been kicked out of the communist party. leaders voted to expel him in november number three, a service becomes not so secret. the role of protecting the president when he trabs abroad has moments of glamour and excitement. that included hookers for some is secret service agents and military personnel visiting cartagena in advance of the president's arrival last april. it won't have bothered colombian authorities since prostitution sgs legal there. local police only got involved because of a hotel altercation between a woman and a secret service agent over the payment. number two, it's been called the building that never sleeps but the bbc's london headquarters says it was completely unaware of the
? the chinese and russians don't help us on sanctions. they have been ineffective because china that dan. you know, when you look at it, everything that we have tried after the bush years has been a failure. now, during the bush years in the early part of that administration, it puts real financial squeeze on the regime. but then they drop it because they have this fantasy that if we can just sit down one more time with the north koreans, suddenly we will have a deal that will make all this go away. it is not how the world works. the north koreans are getting better each time out launching missiles and setting off nuclear explosions. >> on that note, how realistic do you think it is? and how soon do you think it would be that they would be able to i'm one of these long-range missiles with a nuclear warhead? >> that is the real question. this last missile test was real important because it showed that they were successful. they got it up into the atmosphere. it can go a long way to the united states. now, if they perfect nuclear explosions and start miniaturizing it, being able to put it on a
this up near the yellow river which is right across from china: i have been there. you can throw a stone across, it's that narrow. the chinese are right there. the chinese had to see this one coming and it's done each in defines of the chinese. >> let's face it, the real thing in this thing is the chinese and they aren't happy about this. but what are their choice necessary can they pull back their support from north korea and watch the state collapse and watch, you know, millions of refugees flood into china or they can offer some minimum support to keep them alive. this is a criminal state, a mafia state. this is a state that's only run to support this ruling family of the kims, and the only reason they launched this rocket is not for scientific research, but to intimidate and blackmail the rest of the world so they can continue to get food aid, fuel to support this failing regime from the other states in the region. so this is nothing more than, as far as i'm concerned, and most people are concerned, this is nothing more than nuclear blackmail, greta. >> the thing that is so profoundl
a 56 rolled woman who was here visiting her branch out from china. >> the judge set bail at $2 million. if she postage it must wear a scram device that checks to make sure she does not drink alcohol in is not allowed to dry. >> she will be back in court for arraignment on december 31st. >> public safety officials in east palo alto city emergency repairs to the levee that separates dozens of homes from the seventh sn francito creek are holding up. >> the creek overflowed on sunday night cause in mandatory evacuation for seven homes. >> police on was that disappointing uninhabitable. >> water levels in the creek had receded after sunday's overflow. >> all of the rain over christmas shutdown the southbound side of the agreed highway from lincoln avenue to slow oat boulevard. >> expose on is that is a good part of public works is the road floods because drain cannot handle all the water as a visitor a profit storm. >> the storm also brought out a massive tree in the east bay. >> this one fell right on the footsteps of the delta chi fraternity house on channing way in berkeley. >> the ninth
share their missile technology. >> what about ally, china? china -- >> that was a big surprise. >> let me quote, expressed regret, quote/unquote. regret from china? >> china has been their backer, tried to support them quietly in all these talks. but for them to come out today and say we regret that this happened -- >> north korea further isolating themselves. >> further isolating themselves and look at this from another perspective they didn't fire it anywhere close to japan because the japanese have set up anti-ballistic missiles and they have told the north koreans, we will shoot them down. remember what the fundamentals are of this north korean missile program. first of all, they'll sell it to anybody that has the cash. but second of all, it is blackmail. give us money for food, give us money for technology, give us money, give us energy, give us oil, otherwise we may kill a whole lot of people. we're going to be out there with that threat and they will be appeased. strategy isn't working with the south koreans. isn't working with the japanese. other asians are now lining up. they'
at a commercial building in china. smoke could be seen pouring out of the building which is used for apartments as well as a hotel. authorities say everyone escaped the building except for a security guard. who conditions are currently >> thousands of people rallied in india. angry over a recent gang rape and beating of a young woman. as well as how the government handles rape cases. for the second straight day riot police used water cannons on the crowds that gathered in new delhi. the water sent some protesters running but others refused to move. authorities insist that they're taking action to protect women. >> egypt's leading opposition party says that it is planning to appeal the results of the country's recent constitutional election. claiming that the results are not legitimate. ian lee has more on the story. >> this nationals of patient wrote of the opposition has filed to challenge is the first looks at of voting irregularities. this took place possibly on the two days of voting and also the constitutional referendum itself. it is illegal because it does not provide guidelines previous
products made overseas, most notably in china. you can see the whole interview on rock center with brian williams tonight at 10:00 right here on nbc 4. >> last minute shoppers rejoice. macy's famous one-day sale can last 48 hours. the retailer says it plans to keep all the stores open nationwide beginning at 7:00 a.m. on friday, december 21st, through 7:00 a.m. on sunday, december 23rd. in previous years, macy's extended hours through christmas at some of its stores. this is the first time the retailer will extend hours at all 800 locations. if you're going to wait until the last minute, you know you can go there. you can spend the entire weekend there. >> it's going to be a tough decision, shop or sleep. >> on this schedule, sleep is premium. >> stay with us. news 4 today continues right now at 5:00 a.m. >>> breaking news right now, a tsunami wave hits japan following a powerful earthquake this morning. >>> plus a metro bus driver under investigation after a passenger reports him reading behind the wheel. good morning, everyone. i'm richard jordan, in for aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun
they plant to china. >> what does this world come to for lie of the year? is the claim by the romney campaign that jeep was going to move its production to china at the cost of american jobs. >> the 2012 lie of the year -- ♪ guess what the truth is ♪ ♪ this can't speak anymore ♪ >> the most outlandish -- ♪ liar liar pants on fire ♪ >> stephanie: liar! ♪ liar ♪ >> untrue statement of the entire year in politics. ♪ born born to be a liar born to be a liar he was born ♪ >> stephanie: he was born that way. thank you rocky mountain mike. all right. so you have -- tina dupuy has the -- the 2012 naughty or nice list. >> that's right. editor and chief of thecontributor.com. >> stephanie: i was get doing that. good morning, tina. >> good morning, stephanie. >> stephanie: would you like some festive christmas music for your list? [ laughter ] >> my favorite. >> stephanie: i love -- first starting on the naught david petraeus for choosing a mistress who clearly cannot keep a secret. >> seriously. this is just a sex thing. we're obsessed with sex scandals. i'
deliveries. it is nice to see that they're doing good. >> let's talk about china. they passed a japan and we have a prediction--2030 is a new year that is out by independent study. they are continuing to grow and this research stated that russia will probably weigh but china will grow. they stated that american will remain the worldwide leader because we found ways to get oil. some of your money has to go to the international market. i like china as a long-term player. >> $50 million for a pepsi commercial. this is a smart mold for her.move for her. beys a big deal with them. they're all advertising rebel, a toyota and their advertising by using musicians. they are supporting the artist. >> the company that sells soda support-- >> on to bay area traffic. >> we start with a live look in the city on our roof top camera. this is on van ness ave. this is beautiful blue skies and there's no clouds in the sky. we will see a another day of gorgeous weather with a loss of sunshine and it will be a chilly start for us. by this afternoon it will be mild. some places may get close to 70 degrees. today
of 25 scientists from china on a mission towards the south pole. it's the 12 expedition to the island's ice cap. >> you ukraine. three african white lion cubs were born in the zoo in the south. zoo keepers say it's rare for the species to give birth in captivity. caretakers have brought the cubs inside to protect them from the harsh winter temperatures and that's a wrap on this fox trip around the world in 80 seconds. supreme court nominee robert bork has died. closer look at the man whose confirmation hearings change such proceedings forever. plus, need a new friend on facebook? how about the ayatollah khomeini. iranens supreme leader wants you to friend him but his own people aren't even allowed to like this. that's coming up. this holiday, share everything. share "not even close." share "you owe me..." share "just right." the share everything plan. shareable data across 10 devices with unlimited talk and text. hurry in for a droid razr m by motorola for $49.99. ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ [ male announcer ] oh what fun it is to ride. get the mercedes-benz on your wish list at the winte
like china and myanmar, i know the u.s. does not want to be on that list. >> greta: i was right. do you know all about this. >> i learned from you. >> greta: coming up, san diego's newest baby panda gets a bit distracted. the adorable and must-see video is next. (announcer) when subaru owners look in the mirror, they see more than themselves. so we celebrate our year-end with the "share the love" event. get a great deal on a new subaru and 250 dollars goes to your choice of five charities. by the end of this, our fifth year, our total can reach almost 25 million dollars. it's a nice reflection on us all. now through january 2nd. get 0% apr financing for 36 months on a 2013 subaru forester and we'll donate 250 dollars to your choice of 5 charities. can i still ship a gift in time r christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. >>. >> >>. >>
if a bomb caused it or an exploding gas cylinder. many run on natural gas. china, a blizzard slamming inner mongol -- mongolia. the storm started yesterday and dumping three feet of snow by this morning. the temperatures are expected to plummet over the next two days. japan, the newly installed prime minister is taking a tour of the fukushima nuclear plant. a massive earthquake devastated the place in 2011. they are considering plans to phase-out the atomic energy altogether over the next several decades. spain, a flower in the face. it is the annual flower fight using eggs and firecrackers and flour. and it is a day marking the innocence, spain's equivalence of april fool's. it is this fox trip around the world in 80 seconds. >>> a french constitutional panel is saying goodbye to that country's staggering 75% tax rate on the wealthy. the panel has ruled the tax is unconstitutional and unfair. let me say it again. 75% on the wealthy. it was set to kick in at the start of 2013 and will hit anyone hitting a million euros. critics didn't like it. they said it would drive away france's wealthy
it or an exploding gas cylinder. many run on natural gas. china, a blizzard slamming inner mongol -- mongolia. the storm started yesterday and dumping three feet of snow by this morning. the temperatures are expected to plummet over the next two days. japan, the newly installed prime minister is taking a tour of the fukushima nuclear plant. a massive earthquake devastated the place in 2011. they are considering plans to phase-out the atomic energy altogether over the next several decades. spain, a flower in the face. it is the annual flower fight using eggs and firecrackers and flour. and it is a day marking the innocence, spain's equivalence of april fool's. it is this fox trip around the world in 80 seconds. >>> a french constitutional panel is saying goodbye to that country's staggering 75% tax rate on the wealthy. the panel has ruled the tax is unconstitutional and unfair. let me say it again. 75% on the wealthy. it was set to kick in at the start of 2013 and will hit anyone hitting a million euros. critics didn't like it. they said it would drive away france's wealthy population. joining
is ready to grow next year. china has bottomed, europe has stabilized so there are some things in place that can help offset these additional taxes and cuts to government spending. >> now, you mentioned two years ago shall the spending cuts, the fiscal cliff, it was designed to force washington to deal with the nation's long-term debt problem. and instead, here we are, a final hour, who knows what will happen next and i want to specifically ask you about the lack of progress on those structural issues like entitlement spending because even the plan c isn't touching that. so that means regardless of what happens before january 1st, investors will then be dealing with a certain degree of political risk long-term after the fiscal cliff deadline has passed. so, how will that affect the market on the economy in terms of spending cuts? >> well, my fear is that the compromise will be that we get the tax increases and they postpone the spending cuts and that's the ultimate objective. >> yes he. >> and you know, that is something that the economy will recover from and something will adjust to. r
, there was a maniac on friday who attacked an elementary school in china with a knife, not a gun. 22 children were injured. nobody died. we have 9,000, 1,146 murders with guns in the united states or deaths in the united states a couple years ago. germany had 158. canada 173. the united states has 15 times more than anybody else on a populpo population basis. there is one reason and one reason only, insane attitude towards guns. the nra should stop, they won't. we should stop them from being enablers of mass murder. >> being the national rifle association. congressman, thanks very much for your perspective. >> thank you. >> jerriey edjerry. >>> former chief economist at the u.s. sentencing commission and author of the third edition of the book "more guns, less crimes." thank you very much for coming in. i'll give you a chance to respond. the united states has a lot more murders, you just heard from congressman nadler. he said it's because there are so many guns that are so easiil available out there. >> well, you look at the murder rates in the other countries whether if be germany he just mention
went into a school, he got 22 kids. and they are all alive today because it happened in china. and he attacked the children with a knife, because that was the most deadly weapon he could get his hands on because that was in his village. so no, there are not a lot of different ways the murder at sandy hook elementary school could have been committed. there is only one way, the way that wayne lapierre wants to preserve, mass murder by firearm. an all-too-common american way of death. >> i think the american public is -- has had their fill of what happened last night. >> no, that was not wayne lapierre speaking the day after the massacre of the children and the women at sandy hook elementary school. he has been in hiding since then. that was wayne lapierre the day after this happened. >> our current gun culture ensures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy. and that more convenient store confrontations over loud music coming from a car will leave more teenagers bloody and dead. handguns do not enhance our safety, they tempt us to pursue arguments, rather t
. over the years, apple has become known for having his product made overseas. most notably in china. >> we've been working for years on doing more and more in the united states. next year we will do one of our existing mac lines in the united states. >> you can see the interview on "rock center with brian williams" at 10:00 right here on nbc 4. >>> speaking of apple, good news for t-mobile customers. t-mobile has announced it will start carrying apple products, including the ever popular iphone in 2013. they are the fourth and basically the last major carrier in the u.s. to start carrying apple. customers will be able to buy the apple ipad 2. >> are you going to get that? >> i already got my ipad. >> look at you. >> i guess i could get it with t-mobile, which i like to have options. so that's good. >>> let's make a deal. the item d.c. lawmakers might be willing to give up if the redskins return to the district. [ singing christmas carols in background ] aunt sally's singing again. it's a tradition, honey. [ singing christmas carols ] mmmm. [ female announcer ] make new traditions wi
, china. cook says it's time to make a change. >> this project i've talked about where we do a mac in the united states next year, this is a really good other step for us. the consumer electronics world was really never here. it's not a matter of bringing it back. it's a matter of starting it hire. >> you can see more of the interview on rock center with brian williams tonight at 10:00 right here on nbc 4 followed by news 4 at 11:00. >>> 6:16. president obama is speaking out against ongoing unrest in egypt. the white house reports the president has called egyptian president mohamed morsi to express concern about recent protests that have resulted in numerous deaths and injuries, calling the violence unacceptable. president obama did welcome morsi's calls for talks with opposition leaders. this comes after a violent week in cairo. on wednesday night, six were killed and nearly 700 injured in protests outside morsi's palace. >>> north korea may set off a long range rocket as early as this monday. that's according to media reports in south korea. the rocket is reportedly being fueled,
regime, international institutions like the u.n. for example. one is russia. the second is china. you have iran but iran is considered an outlaw in the international system today. these are the countries that are still supporting syria. and it is time for the russians to basically come clean about their support o a regime that is getting ready to use chemical weapons against its own people. syria is breaking down. syria is not libya. syria is in the middle of the lavant. if this break down will spill over into jordan, it will spill over into iraq and still over into lebanon. all these places are powder kegs waiting to, flowed. so the russians have moral responsibility to sit down with the international community and explain why they are still supporting this regime that is willing to use it seems, chemical weapons against its own people. that is not the first time these weapons have been used against innocent people in the middle east. remember saddam in the '80s, he used them against the kurds killing thousands and thousands of people. melissa: no. this is terrifying and devastating
nickname is nuclear wintour. that's what they called her. she should be the ambassador to china or russia. that's much better for her. >> she probably thinks you're sarcastic. >> she makes a lot of money for the president. the president obviously did well on the celebrity set. he and michelle are the darlings of vogue magazine. she's been on the cover many times. it's not surprising that anna wintour would be in their orbit. what qualifies her to be a u.s. ambassador. >> if you look at any of these choices? let's be honest. the choice for ambassador for britain for the last 15 years has been, whether it's republican or democrats has been one of the biggest donors. it's not a hugely diplomatic post. it's payback. >> of all the things that president obama's up to that rick was just talking about, this really doesn't stick in my craw. it does illustrate what we've talked about many times, greta, which is the medaling of celebrity and politics in the united states and whether it's stephen spiel burg who is ambassador to switzerland, samuel l. jackson, bill maher. go down the list. kobe bryant
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